When I was offered a quick interview with Maynard James Keenan, my gut reaction? "HECK NO. WAIT. WHAT?"
The thing about Maynard is... he's an intimidating guy in interviews.
From his lyrics alone, with any given band, it's no secret he's got a brilliant mind. What are you supposed to talk about with 5 to 10 minutes of the man's time?
I would have loved to get into much more, if he were to be so gracious. Vocal care. Seed, time and harvest. ALIENS. Wine and martial arts, though, I'm moronic on those subjects. I'm glad I chatted with the man. I'm a big-time fan. I mean, the man could sing me the ingredients off a shampoo bottle and I'd be happy. I think I kept my cool.
Alas, he's touring with Puscifer, and he talked with me a little about the tour. YAY.
I preach it like it's the gospel... you've got to get to a Puscifer show. Find out how they'll transform the Existential Reckoning tour into a beautiful theater experience at Stage AE.
Listen to Maynard James Keenan with Stacy below: